My New Favorite Outfit: Building A Wardrobe: Spring and Summer Layering Essentials

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Building A Wardrobe: Spring and Summer Layering Essentials

Last Fall I had a lot of fun creating a series on helping you to build a wardrobe, now that spring is here, it's time to make some additions.  Over the next week or so I'll be sharing with you some pieces I think are worth adding into your closet this Spring. Today I'll be sharing my ideas on essential layering pieces for Spring and Summer.  You can see my Fall and Winter cardigan essentials here and blazer and jacket essentials here.
  • First is a white blazer, I love mine seen here.  A white blazer can really be worn year round, but is definitely the most versatile this time of year and it can be worn with both casual and dressy outfits.
  • Next is a jean jacket.  This could also be worn year round but is great for layering, especially when it's still cool in the morning or evening and can be worn with so many outfits.
  • Third is a striped cardigan.  I love the option below and have a similar one seen here.  Light weight cardigans are great for layering this time of year, being it's time to put away your winter wool ones.
  • Lastly, I recommend a white cardigan and a few bright colored cardigans; I'm showing a pink and blue, you can find them here.
Key tip for the day: When adding to your closet this spring think about buying pieces that go together, just like a designer does when creating a collection.  This will help to make you get the most out of your wardrobe and make these layering pieces very versatile.

Today I'm wearing a denim jacket as my layering essential.  I decided to pair it with my new skirt I picked in Kansas City from Francesca's.  I didn't have anything else like it, so I thought it would a great addition to my wardrobe this Spring. I'm also wearing a new necklace I just got from Edith Marie Jewelry.  I'm so glad to have found this site, I love everything! Also, for the next week use MyNewFav to get 15% off your order!

Denim Jacket: Limited (old) similar
Top: Target
Skirt: Francesca's same 
Necklace: Edith Marie same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot and Style  same This Life c/o  same 
Shoes: Target (last Summer) similar

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  1. Love the fun print on your pretty new skirt.

  2. What a great collection of tops to layer with! It's really got me thinking that I need a jean jacket. Just like a cargo jacket- it goes with practically everything! I used to have one back in the day...right next to my overalls but then I got rid of it! Remember when overalls were cool? Oh geez...!

  3. I totally agree with all of these. I just gave away my jean jacket because it was too small for me, so I need to buy a new one. They last for years and have always been a staple in my closet!

  4. Thanks for another great series/how-to post in your hands. I super love the Ikat print on that skirt. Really Denim jackets go with everything. That wonderful coveted-by-bloggers necklace is awesome too. I want it.

  5. I always love the skirts they have at Francesca's! Considering the closest one is five minutes from my house, I really don't shop there enough :)

  6. Tooootally want that skirt. Francesca's has the best patterns and jewelry and scarves!

  7. I love your skirt! So Springy!

    1. Also, I just ordered a couple new necklaces with your coupon code! I love Edith Marie!

  8. Great outfit Ginny. I totally agree about having a jean jacket, bright cardigan and white blazer in your wardrobe for Spring. All must haves and so versatile. I love my jean jacket.


  9. Indeed those items are a must have in any woman's closet....thanks for the tips Ginny!!


  10. I need a fun striped cardigan! I love the skirt your wearing, what a fun color!

  11. I have a similar necklace and totally love it! And what a cute skirt!

  12. I put in my order for a white blazer the other day! I can't wait for the mailman to bring it home to me soon!

  13. Such a pretty print on the skirt! Denim jackets are my favorite topper for spring...they really go with everything!

    The Tiny Heart

  14. I agree - a jean jacket is a must for a closet! : )


  15. for me a jean jacket is an absolute MUST! I put it over everything..maxis long sleeve shirts anything! such a great idea girl!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  16. This necklace is on the way to me now and with your coupon code I will have to go back and grab that tassel necklace too. After seeing you style it so fabulously on IG I know I need it too. Thanks for this post too- I'm also going to hunt for a jean jacket when thrifting this weekend.

  17. I have all of these, haha! Love your skirt, you look so fresh and spring-y!

  18. I love that skirt! The print is so fun and unique!

  19. I love your denim jacket paired with your printed skirt! Such a pretty necklace too!


  20. Love the skirt, great print for the Spring/Summer. I agree about layering and could not live without cardigans blazers and a jean jacket!


  21. That skirt is so pretty on you, and it's the perfect length. I love my denim jacket and probably wear it too much! I like the idea of a white blazer...might have to add that to the spring must have list.

  22. Lovely patterned skirt, very lovely outfit. Thanks for the tips. Rachelxo